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FCPA Blog Daily News

Monday
Jul152019

Job: Programme Officer ICAR

Job Title: Programme Officer ICAR

Employer: Basel Institute on Governance

Location: Basel, Switzerland

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Monday
Jul152019

UK court approves first-of-its kind ‘group’ DPA

On July 4, 2019, the UK’s fifth Deferred Prosecution Agreement was approved. The DPA is between the Serious Fraud Office and Serco Geografix Limited (SGL), a subsidiary of Serco Group PLC, and relates to fraud and false accounting offenses.

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Friday
Jul122019

Has your compliance program ‘evolved’ beyond ethics?

Though in the aggregate the increase in modern differentiation and complexity has been a boon to humankind, it is perhaps helpful (or at least practical) to view these developments as evolutionary processes without telos.

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Thursday
Jul112019

Job: General Counsel, Government Services

Job Title: General Counsel, Government Services

Employer: Day & Zimmermann

Location: Chantilly, Virginia USA

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Thursday
Jul112019

The new star of the DOJ Guidance is ‘risk’

The DOJ’s April 2019 guidance for prosecutors on compliance programs reflects a belief that even as risk taking drives business behavior, so too should legal (particularly criminal) risk drive and inform a business’s compliance program. Simply stated, the more significant the risk-taking environment, the greater the chances for criminal behavior.

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Wednesday
Jul102019

FCPA defendants need an ‘adequate procedures’ defense, too

The Department of Justice recently updated and published its guidelines for evaluating corporate compliance programs in the FCPA context. The Guidelines are remarkably thorough, but the text is aimed principally at assisting prosecutors with charging decisions, setting sanction amounts, and crafting subsequent compliance obligations -- rather than at the corporate entities that are expected to phase in those compliance programs.

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Wednesday
Jul102019

D&O Liability Insurance: Hazards for the CCO

Legal claims are regularly brought against corporate officials through a wide variety of angles, including, for example, allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and willful disregard of regulatory imperatives, or for a range of statutory violations premised in financial crimes, like bribery or insider trading.

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Tuesday
Jul092019

Here’s my advice, from the heart, to any FCPA defendant

Not all FBI stings in FCPA cases are alike. That became clear in the prosecution of Roger Richard Boncy and Joseph Baptiste. They were found guilty of FCPA and related offenses last month after a two-week jury trial in which the DOJ said they solicited “bribes from undercover agents posing as potential investors in a proposed port development project in the Mȏle St. Nicolas area of Haiti.”

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Monday
Jul082019

France: Anti-Corruption Agency’s Sanctions Committee holds blockbuster hearing

The Sanctions Committee of the French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA) held its first-ever hearing, meeting on June 25 to consider a company that is facing possible sanctions for failing to implement an effective anti-corruption compliance program.

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Monday
Jul082019

Will the Antitrust Division finally recognize compliance efforts?

On July 11 the head of the Antitrust Division will give a presentation at NYU on incentives for compliance programs. Many of us believe the Division will finally endorse the role of compliance programs and make it clear that diligent programs do matter when it comes to enforcement decisions. This positive approach has been the policy for the rest of the Department of Justice for years, with the Antitrust Division having been a stark holdout in its refusal to recognize programs no matter how diligent.

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Friday
Jul052019

Kleptobrat Teddy Obiang’s ludicrous supercar collection heads to Geneva auction

Twenty-five supercars seized by Switzerland in 2016 from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of the president, will be auctioned to the public in September. 

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Wednesday
Jul032019

Job: Investigations Manager (Prevention & Response)

Job Title: Investigations Manager (Prevention & Response)

Employer: Tearfund

Location: Teddington, United Kingdom

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